The Verdict Has Been Rendered
You hear me often say on the Give Him 15 posts that America shall be saved. Due to the fact that we consistently pick up new listeners, and also that most of you are not able to tune in or read the post every single day, it occurred to me that some of you do not know where this phrase originated. The answer is VERY encouraging.
The first time I recall hearing the phrase, it was a quote from Reinhard Bonnke. Bonnke (1940-2019) was a German-American evangelist, principally known for his crusades throughout Africa. Millions of people came to Christ in his meetings, which were marked by great miracles. Later in his ministry, Bonnke became very burdened for America. In 2013 he made the following statement:
“God spoke to me that the time has come for a mighty wave of salvation to sweep the U.S. from city to city, from state to state, and from coast to coast. I’ve seen God shake whole nations in Africa—nations I thought God had given up on suddenly were in the grip of the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And then I came to the only conclusion one can come to: I have turned into an incurable believer that God can do the same in America that I’ve seen done in Africa. I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced it. I have witnesses by the millions that this is the truth. And I will not join the choir of the prophets of doom and gloom. This day is the day of salvation!”(1)
Then in February, Bonnke proclaimed at a two-day meeting in his then hometown of Vero Beach, FL, “America shall be saved!”(2)
Another great confirmation came to me in 2018. We hosted a gathering in Washington DC in February of that year. It was called The Turnaround. This was perhaps the most significant and powerful prayer gathering I have ever participated in. Just before the meeting ended, I was handed the following dream, which had been received by Gina Gholston. We ended the gathering by sharing the dream:
“I dreamed that two friends (fellow intercessors), my Mom and Dad, and I were walking down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. I knew The Turnaround conference (at the Trump Hotel) was ending at that very moment.
“I turned and saw a courier angel coming out of the hotel's doors. He was carrying a scroll, not a huge scroll, but fairly large. His face was set toward the US Capitol building and he headed immediately in that direction.
“We decided to follow him, and did so even as he went into the Capitol. We then entered the House Chambers. The scene was like that of a State of the Union address. All the lawmakers were there in their seats, and many other people were in the gallery. It was a packed house.
“The courier angel with the scroll was standing at the double doors in the back, those through which the Presidents enter at the State of the Union address. As he stood there, he loudly announced, with authority and confidence, "ALL RISE!" And just as had happened at the previous State of the Union Address (Trump’s first), some people stood, while others disrespectfully and snidely stayed seated.
“The angel then opened the scroll and said - very loudly and adamantly, ‘The verdict has been determined: AMERICA SHALL BE SAVED!’ Immediately a ‘cloud,’ no doubt the glory of God, came from behind the angel and filled the room.
“Those who had stood at the angel’s entrance crumpled to their knees, weeping, overcome by the reality of God's presence. Some who had remained seated were now on their knees, shouting, ‘I'm sorry!!! I'm so sorry!!’ Others, with their hardened hearts, remained seated. I knew judgment was beginning, and God's ruling authority was being established. Transformation and reformation were initiated; America's new path had begun.”
I have believed since 2000 that America will be saved. In spite of the filth, apostasy in the church, lies, wicked people in government, revisionist history, lying educators, corrupt media, overwhelming debt, and the disconnection with our spiritual roots, I have been confident that America shall be saved.
I must say, however, that when I read this dream, the faith in my heart penetrated to an even deeper level. America SHALL be saved - through a great, mighty, unprecedented revival. And this revival will also produce a billion or more conversions to Christ worldwide. My faith for this is not anchored in the Republican Party, Donald Trump, preachers, the American church, or any other human agency. My faith is anchored in the passionate love, unlimited power, and fierce determination of an all-wise God who has determined this will happen. And it will!!!
Do not listen to the doubters and don’t be moved by what you see around you. No revival I know of in history occurred when things looked good spiritually or morally. Revival isn’t needed then! The First Great Awakening came when America was at a low point spiritually; the Second Great Awakening did, as well. Salvation doesn’t come to those who deserve it, but to those who need it. It is not merit-based. Grace and mercy are what bring about revival - along with humble appeals to the God who loves to save!
When we cry out for revival, for the saving of millions of people, always remember that we are not pleading to a harsh God who is trying to make up His mind whether or not He wants to do so. HE has placed the appeal in our hearts! Our prayers and actions are simply enabling Him to do what He passionately desires to do. He works His will through us!
The verdict has been rendered: America - and a billion or more people from other nations - shall be saved! Do not doubt it!
Pray with me:
Father, the accuser of the brethren is also the accuser of the Godhead. He paints You as One who is hesitant to forgive, always ready to judge, stern, harsh and legalistic. And yet, You say You are love (1 John 4:8). You demonstrated that love by sending Christ to die for us, even while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). You are kind, forgiving and Your mercies never end - they are new every morning (Lamentations 3:23).
We anchor our faith to Your word and Your nature. We refuse to believe anything else. YOU LOVE TO SAVE! Jesus, You enjoyed the company of sinners. Though You did not participate in their sin, nevertheless, You loved being with them. Your love is so great! Boundless! Immeasurable! Eternal!
We agree with You: America shall be saved! She will turn around and re-capture the destiny You raised her up to fulfill. You will be loved in America; You will be honored in America; and Your gospel will go forth from America. And we will be part of Your worldwide harvest. Nothing will stop this. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. We declare these things in the all powerful name of Jesus, amen.
We decree, boldly and confidently, America shall be saved.
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